Went down to the station early because you didn’t want to
miss the bus? Don’t know what to do? Fret not, here’s a list of things to do
that will make you want to pay a visit to the Awana SkyCentral, which is
patterned after a modern-day airport and has two floors of retail outlets as
well as food and beverages!
Quick Bites: Snack to Your Heart’s Content!
Taste popular snacks from Korea, China and Japan and other
Asian countries! We all know Malaysian people love anything East Asian whether it be Japanese, Korean or
Taiwanese. Snacks are a good way to stir up nostalgia and bring back memories
of your trip. Taste of Asia offers all
the best snacks that you might have seen while travelling abroad or even ones
you’ve never heard of! They even have fresh food like Kimchi and frozen goods
like rice cakes for you to whip up your own tteokbokki.
Heng Heng Local
Delight is a local product specialty
store. Nibble on a baked sweet potato, nice and warm from the oven or try some
roasted chestnuts. They have an array of packed delicacies which gives gives
locals and visitors a chance to taste the authentic flavour of different states.
Pick up some local biscuits from Penang (without going all
the way there). Visitors to Penang almost religiously
make sure to pick up biscuits from several local stores that have stood the
test of time, some of which have been around for generations. These delicacies
act as great souvenirs and are a welcome treat during teatime. While the
original Ban Heang store is located
in Georgetown, Penang you now don’t have to go all the way there for these
traditional goodies. Usual favourites include heong pheah, kacang tumbuk and
liquorice nutmeg are available plus some new delights with a modern spin on it
like durian crisps.
With over 20 years experience in the business, Yuen Fong Dried Meat specialises in
dried meat, meat floss, traditional biscuits and even fast food like their Bak
Kwa Burger or dried meat burger which is great for those on-the-go!
and Candies Cottage has more than 10 years experience in selling local
tidbits such as snacks, candies, chocolates, plums and prunes. It’s a great
place to buy souvenirs, and reminisce over sweeties from ‘back in the day’ like
the White Rabbit Creamy Candy that will remind you of your childhood.
What better thing to snack on during a trip than some pastry
from The Baker’s Cottage? Get some
warm buns from the oven. They also have ice cream, pastry, cakes, cookies and moon
cakes. Go continental with a chocolate croissant or something local with a
spicy flossy bun.
Check out some healthy pickings or indulge in some goodies at Edibee has mountains of snacks, tidbits and packaged products in
their store. Specialising in Taiwanese snacks, they also have other specialty
products such as black tongkat ali ginseng, hong pneah, mochi and even organic
Loong Kee Dried Meat
has been a name in the food manufacturing business for over 40 years. Famous
for festive favourites such as dried meat (barbecued meat), meat floss, meat
fluff, mooncakes as well as feel-good all-year- round treats such as cookies
and pastries. Pick this up as a gift for friends and family but it might be
gone before you reach home!
Try out some really affordable Japanese food like onigiri,
soft serve matcha and cheesecake ice cream or even hot octopus tofu. This
outlet sees long queues forming wherever it opens and the one at Awana SkyCentral
is no different. Family Mart manages
to impressively pack a whole lot of fresh food and packed snacks under one roof
so that you’re spoilt for choice. Pick your favourite skewered treat in tom yam
or original soup. Or snack on onigiri, the classic Japanese rice ball snack.
There are also bento boxes for lunch for those who want to have a quick but
proper meal. Top it off with some soft serve ice cream because where else can
you find this matcha dessert for RM2.90?
Restaurants: Tuck in to a Hearty Meal
Feast on some steamboat whilst enjoying the cool mountain
breeze. At Tyrant Seafood Plateau,
this Chinese cuisine outlet keeps the décor simple while focusing on what’s
important: its gastronomical delights. There are two main courses to choose
from: the Fish Head Steamboat or the Seafood Platters. According to the
proprietor, the Seafood Platters is artfully arranged differently every time.
The dish is served on a platter with flames lit underneath that kept the soup nice
and warm throughout the meal without overcooking the meat. Combining old
favourites and unique shellfish, there was a gorgeous mix of fried fish head,
crabs, prawns, scallops, cuttlefish, squid, enoki mushrooms, mussels, octopus,
and razor clams besides fresh vegetables thrown in. There are a variety of
soups to choose from: Fish Soups, Tom yam Soup, Kaeng Som Soup and Sauerkraut
Soup. It advisable to bring along cash as the outlet does not accept credit
Kenny Rogers Roasters
is a multi-award winning mid-casual dining restaurant, with rotisserie roasted
chicken as its main core product complemented by a wide variety of wholesome
choices such as rice, salads and pasta. Finish it off with a Muffin Submarine
ice cream float or Kenny’s Homemade muffin.
Barbeque some meat! Meat
lovers and fans of Korean food, rejoice! DaoRae
Korean BBQ restaurant has arrived at Genting! Rest assured, you do not have
to actually barbeque the meat yourselves as the staff will do all the work.
Choose which type of meat, whether marinated or otherwise that you prefer and
watch it sizzle on the grill in front of you with a minimum of two orders. The
meat is served with a variety of banchan
or Korean side dishes and promises to be a full meal. For those who don’t feel
like eating meat, there are other options like Dolsot Bibimbap which includes
an artfully arranged variety of vegetables and meat topped off with an egg or
Japchae, Korean stir-fried glass noodles.
Backed by 60 years of rich history, Nam Heong Ipoh stands renowned for preserving the timeless flavours
of Ipoh’s culinary heritage while delivering impeccable service with outlets
throughout Malaysia. They boast a wide variety of dishes including dim sum, Nam
Heong’s Chicken Hor Fun and even Ipoh Chee Cheong Fun. Enjoy it with a cup of fragrant
Ipoh White Coffee and finish off with a smooth Ipoh Caramel Egg Custard.
Go for a quick take away or ‘tapao’ as Malaysian say, and snack
on local Malaysian pastries at Empayar
Seremban Siew Pow which has over 100 franchise outlets. Don’t miss out on trying their pineapple tarts, Seremban Pork
Siew Pow or salted egg cookies. They also have rice dishes such as Braised
Chicken Feet Rice or Stewed Pork Belly with Squid Rice for a full meal.
Go for the best of Taiwanese cuisine at Taiwan Little Chef. Although Taiwanese street food is usually found
in simple stalls, sit down to relax and enjoy a meal here where the focus is on
the food. Try their Spicy Beef Noodles or deep-fried crispy pumpkin cake with
red bean paste. So good!
Pao Xiang Bak Kut Teh
has made its mark with outlets in Singapore, Thailand and China with future
plans for outlets in Korea, Japan, Myanmar and Indonesia. Specialising in ‘String-cut Bak Kut Teh,’ it combines fresh pork with herbs and spices. This dish is a crowd
favourite at Genting Highlands as it is best enjoyed in a cool climate. Using
premium grade herbs from China, Bak Kut Teh is not only delicious but great for
improving blood circulation.
Wanhoi Char Chan Tian
offers very affordable meals from Hong Kong, specialising in rice and
noodle dishes. Starting from RM6.00 there are small bites like beloved street
food Curry Fish Balls or Brine Cart Noodles which are a cultural icon in the
Heard of Malaysian
Food Street now at Resorts World Genting? Well, you can enjoy popular local
fares at the SkyCentral too, opening soon on Level 4. With the charming décor
of Malaysian Food Street that recalls memories of the past, the food
destination celebrates local flavours. During the search for the best Malaysian
hawker stalls in the country, the best were handpicked and brought up in
collaboration with the store owners for patrons to enjoy the best Indian,
Chinese, Malay and fusion dishes under one roof.
Engage in Some Retail Therapy and Go For Some Last Minute Shopping
At Colour of
Indochina, you’ll find curios that are hard to find anywhere else from
paper lanterns, key chains and traditional outfits to ‘I Love Genting
Highlands’ T-shirts. The charming shop is a great place to bring home unique
Fill your wardrobe without making a dent in your wallet at
none other than the newly opened Brands
Outlet. Outfit yourself and your
entire family, with a huge range of collections available from the same company
that brought you Padini and Vincci. With trendy items and wardrobe staples,
this store is a must-visit for great discounts!
new reason to visit and it’s of course the much talked about Genting Highlands Premium Outlets! With
150 outlet stores boasting names such as Coach, Hugo Boss, Kate Spade New York
and Adidas with inconceivable discounts of up to 65% off all year long, you
could spend a whole day there alone! Children will have a whale of a time too
with toy megastore Hamleys opening soon. If you’re done checking out the crazy
deals, then head on to one of the many food outlets like the food court or the
Kampachi Japanese Restaurant to have a meal and rest your weary feet. As an
added bonus, the first 100 customers of the day get free Awana Skyway tickets
if you purchase RM200 or more.
At MyGadget there
are devices and accessories for your every need! From CCTVs to adorable phone
cases, gadgets here go for a cheap price. There are also quirky and cool things
you never even knew you needed like a 180° rotating lamp or a pocket drone!
The health and beauty chain Watsons is always a welcome sight when you need to stock up on
toiletries or pick up some bargain skincare. Watsons has affordable
makeup brands from international and local brands like Revlon and Maybelline as
well as Korean brands like Peripera. Why not pick up some health supplements
while you’re at it?
Lie down for a relaxing Thai massage
Although this list turned out to be mostly about food (us
Malaysians do love to eat after all), here’s something different to do. After a
long day of retail therapy, why not engage in another form of therapy? Thai Odyssey has multiple outlets
locally and internationally and a variety of services and spa packages to
choose from. If you’re pressed for time, go for a 30 minute foot massage or
enjoy a two-hour traditional Thai massage if you have time to kill. You can
also bring back some natural spa products with you to pamper yourself at home.
Leave feeling refreshed and relaxed, just in time to get on the bus.
Opens daily, 10am to 10pm including public holidays
For more information, call +603 6101 1118, visit www.rwgenting.com
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